This easy pesto is a perfect pairing with pasta, roasted veggies, sandwiches, you name it - it goes well with everything! Make this vibrant and delicious sauce to add some extra flavour to any dish.

Easy Pesto [Vegan]



  • 6 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 4 cups basil, packed
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Toast the pine nuts in a dry saucepan on high heat for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly until golden brown. Remove from the pan and set aside to cool.
  2. Place the garlic in the food processor and pulse until minced.  Add the basil, olive oil, water, toasted pine nuts and pulse until minced. Add the lemon juice, nutritional yeast and salt and pepper and pulse until smooth.